Category Archives: Alarm Accessories

Toys to add to your alarm

What is door peeling and how do you protect against it?

Door Peeling, or “Peel and Steal” is a big issue in the UK right now.┬áIt’s a very destructive way to break into a van without triggering the factory alarm (if there even is one). Peeling is the simple act of … Continue reading

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Alarm Sensors

Here’s a quick run down on what sensors are available and what they actually detect. Click on each link for a more detailed explanation… Door and Boot Switches Most vehicles already have these fitted as standard equipment. Part of my … Continue reading

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Bicycle Rack Alarmed!

I was recently asked if I’d used a n/c loop to protect my bike after posting the above photo on my Twitter feed, To explain the jargon a N/C loop is a (normally closed) wire that wraps around whatever it … Continue reading

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Remote Boot Pop/Trunk Release

I often get asked to explain what the boot pop or trunk release feature on alarm is for so I thought I’d clarify with a quick post. It’s quite simply having the ability to pop the boot, or release the … Continue reading

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Alarm LED locations and colours

The LED is one of the most basic, yet important components of an alarm system. Not only does it help warn away any potential scum bags from breaking in, but most are used to aid you in entering your over-ride … Continue reading

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535T Window Closure Module

The 535T Window Automation System is one of the most versatile window closure systems I have come across. It can be configured to close 4 windows or to open and close 2 windows. In the later mode the 535T also … Continue reading

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Viper PKE 2102V Passive Keyless Entry System

The PKE 2102V is a Passive Keyless Entry System that simply locks and unlocks your car doors as the proximity fob goes in and out of range. It can be used as a stand alone system or can be hooked … Continue reading

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Reed Switches

A reed switch is a none contact electronic switch that opens and closes as a magnet moves in and out of proximity. They are great for protecting opening zones where a conventional plunger switch would not be practical. Common uses … Continue reading

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Auxiliary Expansion Modules

If like me, you like your toys then you’ll probably love having a heap of programming options to make your security system more fun. My pick of alarms for playing with is Viper as they give you much more to … Continue reading

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Viper 516U & 516L Voice Siren

Both the 516U and 516L offer verbal arm and disarm confirmation for your alarm and can be set to say either “Viper Armed, Viper Disarmed” or “System Armed”, “System Disarmed”. Technically both units can work any alarm that has a … Continue reading

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